Michelle Chan, Celeste Nelson and A.J. te Velthuis Win Major NIH Awards
Oct. 4, 2022

Molecular Biology Professors Chan and te Velthuis, and Associated Faculty Member Nelson, are among 103 researchers nationwide to receive 2022 High-Risk, High-Reward research awards from the NIH, created to support unconventional approaches to major challenges in biomedical and behavioral research.

Ploss/MacMillan ID new entry factors for COVID spike protein
Sept. 15, 2022

Researchers in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Molecular Biology have used a cellular mapping technology called µMap, introduced just two years ago by the MacMillan Lab, to uncover eight novel entry factors of interest for the spike protein. 

A fast, accurate, equipment-free diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2 and its variants
Aug. 16, 2022

The new approach, developed by researchers including Cameron Myhrvold, draws on principles of gene editing and could improve the speed and specificity of SARS-COV-2 testing both at home and in the clinic. The advance was reported on May 30, 2022 in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering.

Geneticist Leon Rosenberg Dies at 89
Aug. 15, 2022

Dr. Leon E. Rosenberg, a pioneer in the field of medical genetics, died on July 22 at his home in Lawrenceville, N.J. He was 89.

Katherine Morillo Awarded 2022 HHMI Gilliam Fellowship
July 28, 2022

Katherine Morillo, a MOL BIO graduate student in the lab of Coleen Murphy, has been awarded an HHMI Gilliam Fellowship. The award provides $53,000 for up to three years for outstanding graduate students and their advisers who are committed to building an inclusive environment


Emeritus Professor Austin Newton died May 13
May 31, 2022

Dr. Austin Newton died on May 13 in Princeton at eighty-five. He was born in Richmond, Texas, the son of Dr. Edward P. and Catherine W. Newton. After graduating from the University of Texas–Austin in 1959 and with a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of California–Berkeley in 1964, Dr. Newton joined the group headed by the Nobel Laureate…

Class of 2022 Prize Recipients Announced at Class Day
May 25, 2022

Sigma Xi and Thesis Awards, among others, were bestowed on members of the Class of 2022 on May 23rd by Bonnie Bassler and Frederick Hughson.

Just Published: How fast-growing algae could enhance growth of crops
May 19, 2022

A study by Martin Jonikas and Ned Wingreen provides a framework to boost crop growth by incorporating a strategy adopted from a fast-growing species of green algae. 

Princeton to unveil a portrait of Elaine Fuchs *77
May 4, 2022

As part of the University’s ongoing initiative to expand the narrative of Princeton’s history and foster an inclusive sense of place on campus, the University is unveiling a portrait of Elaine Fuchs *77.

Tethers bring distant genes together to coordinate embryo development
May 4, 2022

Michael Levine and Thomas Gregor publish studies that shed light on the coordination of genes during embryonic development in Nature.

Princeton's Year of the Tiger series features Yibin Kang
April 29, 2022

The Year of the Tiger that launched with this Lunar New Year is a moment of pride and reflection for Princeton’s vibrant Asian and Asian American community. This month, the University continues the series with Yibin Kang.

Adamson, Posfai, and Jonikas Awarded Schmidt Technology Grants
April 28, 2022

New research endeavors with potential benefits for health, the environment, and molecular imaging have been awarded support from the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.

Molecular Biology concentrator Natalia Orlovsky Named Valedictorian
April 26, 2022

Natalia Orlovsky, a molecular biology concentrator from Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, has been selected as valedictorian of Princeton’s Class of 2022. Frances Mangina, a philosophy concentrator from Toronto, was named salutatorian. 

Josh Babu ’22 profiled for research on transgender youth’s long-term health care
April 20, 2022

For Josh Babu ’22, a pre-med concentrator in the Department of Molecular Biology and Rhodes Scholar, a certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS) might not seem like the most obvious choice. Far from it, his studies in the GSS department actually led him to the topic of his senior thesis.

Yibin Kang Awarded IP Accelerator Funding
April 15, 2022

Projects are selected following a competitive application process that includes evaluation based on scientific and technical merit, innovation and novelty, the ability of the technology to meet a market or societal need, and the potential for public benefit.